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Steps (13) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Pre-clearance documentation  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain TRA release  (2) expand_more expand_less
TBS Release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain TAEC release  (1) expand_more expand_less
Physical verification of consignment  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain release permission for consignment  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Batch certificate expand_more expand_less

Pay fees
(last modified: 21/05/2021)

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Timeframe ( see details )

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TZS 280000
0 mn  -  25 mn
0.5 day  -  3 days

Contact details

Entity in charge

Mobile E payment

Expected results

Mobile money text as proof of payment


1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
TBS Debit advice (original)

Cost TZS 280,000

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This is an estimate based on a series of assumptions which you can modify to calculate your own costs:

Cost detail

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For products which undergoes laboratory testing
TZS 100,000
Inspection fee
TZS 0 -
0.2 % Cost, Insurance and Freight or Custom value
Batch certification fee of Cost and Freight
For products which do not require sample taking
TZS 30,000
Service fee
TZS 150,000
Physical verification fee
Payment methods: cash, check
For product which undergoes laboratory testing the client will have to pay for testing fee which depends with the type of product. For Mpesa, Dial *150*00# . For Tigopesa, Dial *150*01# . Select government payment, payment number will be the control number. (The payment number for both platforms is the valid control number obtained from the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS).

Time frame

Waiting time in queue: Max.  20mn
Attention at counter: Max.   5mn
Waiting time until next step: Min.   0.5 day - Max.   3 days

Legal justification

1. The Standards (Compulsory  Batch Certification of Imports) Regulations, 2009
The Standards (Compulsory Batch Certification of Imports) Regulations, 2009
Sections 12c, d
2. Destination inspection procedure for general goods
Destination inspection procedure for general goods
Section C


Entity in charge


Namanga, Arusha

Unit in charge

TBS Namanga OSBP Office

Mon: 07:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 22:00
Tue: 07:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 22:00
Wed: 07:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 22:00
Thu: 07:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 22:00
Fri: 07:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 22:00
Sat: 07:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 22:00
Sun: 07:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 22:00

Person in charge


Officer incharge
Tel: +255 714 560 467
Email: peter.musiba@tbs.go.tz
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